• Announcements

    • UnderDawg

      A Few Simple Rules   05/22/2017

      Sailing Anarchy is a very lightly moderated site. This is by design, to afford a more free atmosphere for discussion. There are plenty of sailing forums you can go to where swearing isn't allowed, confrontation is squelched and, and you can have a moderator finger-wag at you for your attitude. SA tries to avoid that and allow for more adult behavior without moderators editing your posts and whacking knuckles with rulers. We don't have a long list of published "thou shalt nots" either, and this is by design. Too many absolute rules paints us into too many corners. So check the Terms of Service - there IS language there about certain types of behavior that is not permitted. We interpret that lightly and permit a lot of latitude, but we DO reserve the right to take action when something is too extreme to tolerate (too racist, graphic, violent, misogynistic, etc.). Yes, that is subjective, but it allows us discretion. Avoiding a laundry list of rules allows for freedom; don't abuse it. However there ARE a few basic rules that will earn you a suspension, and apparently a brief refresher is in order. 1) Allegations of pedophilia - there is no tolerance for this. So if you make allegations, jokes, innuendo or suggestions about child molestation, child pornography, abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors etc. about someone on this board you will get a time out. This is pretty much automatic; this behavior can have real world effect and is not acceptable. Obviously the subject is not banned when discussion of it is apropos, e.g. talking about an item in the news for instance. But allegations or references directed at or about another poster is verboten. 2) Outing people - providing real world identifiable information about users on the forums who prefer to remain anonymous. Yes, some of us post with our real names - not a problem to use them. However many do NOT, and if you find out someone's name keep it to yourself, first or last. This also goes for other identifying information too - employer information etc. You don't need too many pieces of data to figure out who someone really is these days. Depending on severity you might get anything from a scolding to a suspension - so don't do it. I know it can be confusing sometimes for newcomers, as SA has been around almost twenty years and there are some people that throw their real names around and their current Display Name may not match the name they have out in the public. But if in doubt, you don't want to accidentally out some one so use caution, even if it's a personal friend of yours in real life. 3) Posting While Suspended - If you've earned a timeout (these are fairly rare and hard to get), please observe the suspension. If you create a new account (a "Sock Puppet") and return to the forums to post with it before your suspension is up you WILL get more time added to your original suspension and lose your Socks. This behavior may result a permanent ban, since it shows you have zero respect for the few rules we have and the moderating team that is tasked with supporting them. Check the Terms of Service you agreed to; they apply to the individual agreeing, not the account you created, so don't try to Sea Lawyer us if you get caught. Just don't do it. Those are the three that will almost certainly get you into some trouble. IF YOU SEE SOMEONE DO ONE OF THESE THINGS, please do the following: Refrain from quoting the offending text, it makes the thread cleanup a pain in the rear Press the Report button; it is by far the best way to notify Admins as we will get e-mails. Calling out for Admins in the middle of threads, sending us PM's, etc. - there is no guarantee we will get those in a timely fashion. There are multiple Moderators in multiple time zones around the world, and anyone one of us can handle the Report and all of us will be notified about it. But if you PM one Mod directly and he's off line, the problem will get dealt with much more slowly. Other behaviors that you might want to think twice before doing include: Intentionally disrupting threads and discussions repeatedly. Off topic/content free trolling in threads to disrupt dialog Stalking users around the forums with the intent to disrupt content and discussion Repeated posting of overly graphic or scatological porn content. There are plenty web sites for you to get your freak on, don't do it here. And a brief note to Newbies... No, we will not ban people or censor them for dropping F-bombs on you, using foul language, etc. so please don't report it when one of our members gives you a greeting you may find shocking. We do our best not to censor content here and playing swearword police is not in our job descriptions. Sailing Anarchy is more like a bar than a classroom, so handle it like you would meeting someone a little coarse - don't look for the teacher. Thanks.


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About Guvacine

  • Rank

Profile Information

  • Location
    North CA
  • Interests
  1. No. But whatever steering device I had if I did would try to use it within its design capabilities - see above.
  2. Some people can break a hammer. This is a factor that is usually missed in these endless discussions about stuff that breaks down. I am anal about my gear and do odd things like follow instructions, and clean and maintain it. I have had a Raymarine tiller pilot for years with no problems. They are rated for low loads, so guess what: don't subject them to high loads!! The instructions say to set the sail trim for an unloaded tiller before engaging. How many people who burn out these devices are carefully setting up their trim every time they slap on the pilot? I have no doubt that many folks abuse them regularly with hours and hours of heavy weather helm etc. and are surprised when they die accordingly.
  3. Best book on sailing technique bar none.
  4. Exhibit A - what a dick. Elegantly describes why you will be sailing around in ever decreasing circles, eventually by your yourself.
  5. Monsarrat. "The Cruel Sea" and "Master Mariner" among others.
  6. That's easy. Shouty, over-competitive assholes, seem to comprise a good proportion of any race fleet.
  7. You are all nuts! If you are seriously considering the cost and complexity of getting enough range and power out of a battery outboard over the simplicity and reliability of a 3hp outboard, you have way too much time and money. If you are so technically retarded that you can't maintain a modern 4 stroke outboard, you are also going to stuff up the torqueedo - no question.
  8. From the Small Tri Guy. Seems like good value compared to the competition. http://smalltrimarans.com/blog/discovery-20-trimaran-now-the-discovery-21/
  9. The problem for me, Bigmouth, is not your thing about red cedar. In several of your posts above you advise that sealing wood, period, with epoxy coatings is old hat, and that your method is better. The Gougeon brothers write in their Bible, that overcoating wood with epoxy (with or without glass) is imperative in a marine environment to control moisture movement and to stabilize the wood. They then include reams of data in the appendices of their tests of epoxy on wood, and have been producing boats in wood and epoxy for decades that are still with us. You on the other hand are a blabber mouth know-it-all. Until you can show tests that support your I-know-best method STFU. we are talking cedar not ply. Show me a gougeon bros speck for varnish on cedar.!!!... loud mouth!
  10. The sponsors of the this forum and authors of the plywood construction bible ("Gougeon Brothers on Boat Building") basically contradict everything that the Big Mouth Lebowski says here. I would recommend the casual interested observers go with the Gougeon Brothers, who actually test every claim that they make about the use of epoxy on ply.
  11. The point was not compare the Pulse with the Searail directly, but that a 20 ft tri can be built that is not a heavy weight. Yes, the Pulse has big heavy amas, but should it? The Pulse is marketed as a lightweight off-the-beach (ramp) sport boat, but 1,000 lbs is not light. If you look at similar length production craft, even of the last generation, they weigh half as much e.g. Hobie 21 550 lbs Nacra/inter 20 >500lbs Hobie 20 >500 lbs Hughes Trikala 19 540 lbs Newick tremolino 23' 950lbs Homebuild designs Woods Strike 20 640lbs
  12. Ludicrous has a point about the weight. 1000 lbs advertised does seem a lot for a "light weight" performance tri of only 20'. The Sea Rail is advertised at "under" 700 lb "fully laden" with all sailing gear.
  13. You need to boost the benzos (agitation) or switch to an antipsychotic (for the delusions).
  14. http://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/clo/5527793460.html
  15. There are plenty of "cruisers" out on the Bay in the weekend when the weather is good. The lack of participation in racing IMHO is the current mentality of mindless competitiveness and the rudeness that accompanies it. I started racing as a kid on my Dad's keelboat in the 70s. People competed hard but had basic respect for other competitors regardless of how fast they were. The object of racing was participation, NOT wining at all costs. People had fun, and run what they brung. Nobody shouted at the newbies. In fact, there wasn't a word for "newbie" - think about it.